…it’s because they want you to focus on the one big “conservative” failure of state governance in recent years  – and ignore stories like North Carolina, whose economy is booming under conservative leadership and policies.
Or North Dakota, which weathered the deflation of the oil boom in style (the unemployment rate has never gotten less than a half point lower than Minnesota’s, even at the worst of the deflation).
Or Wisconsin, which after years of heckling from DFLers urging people to compare Mark Dayton’s performance with Scott Walker’s, are pretty silent these days; it took Wisconsin a few years to shake off the dross of six decades of “progressive” control of the economy, but today it’s unemployment rate is statistically identical with Minnesota’s.
Or that of solidly-red Idaho – the nation’s fastest-growing state.
Of course, percentage growth differs from numeric growth — that top title went to Texas, [Huh. Don’t that beat all? – Ed] which brought in an additional 400,000 residents between July 2016 and July 2017, bringing the Southern state’s total population to 28.3 million people.
Warning to Idahoans: screen for people fleeing California, Seattle and Denver. Even as they flee the results of progressivism, they bring the contagion. Build a wall.
As contrasted with the jewel i the “progressive” crown, Illinois, which is losing about 300 people a day.